Are we ready for “always-on” listening technologies ?

Should we have any concerns about always on listening technologies ? Hacking and ransomware are both headline items and major issues right now.

So … “how benign is that microphone, then? Given obvious (but always downplayed) security risks, how benign can any listening technology ever be? What is it listening to, and who hears those interactions (Intended or unintended)? How secure are the growing range of mic-activated devices, including children’s toys (Mattel this week announced a children’s version of an Echo-like device), TVs, gaming boxes, home hubs, vehicles and our mobile and computing devices?”…
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